New fan cannot use double wall switches
I researched this fan quite extensively but I was misled by an online retailer (can we use names here?) who said that the MinkaAire Concept II could use my dual wall switches. Well, it is not true. It can only be wired to one wall switch and the remote dims the lights and adjusts the fan speed/reverses blade rotation. There is no way to separate the fan from the light as I did with the previous fan that had two separate pieces. Logic dictates that the wall switch on the new fan actually talks through the receiver in the fan which controls both functions.
It is maddening that online sites so easily give out the wrong information. Now I have a non-functional switch. My husband suggested using the switch to control a wall sconce which is a great idea. However, I want to replace other fans (as they die) with integrated light fans (no more noisy light kits, please) and wonder if they all work this way.